Connecticut Training & Development Network
The Connecticut Training & Development Network is dedicated to being a resource for government professionals who work in and manage the staff and organizational development for Connecticut state agencies. We invite you use this site as a resource to enhance your professional development.

2016-2017 Meetings & Conference

All Meetings include a business portion and a presentation or activity on a topic. 

December 16, 2016 | Meeting and Holiday Potluck
12:00 - 3:30 p.m. DOT Training Center, Berlin Turnpike, Newington
Business Meeting topics to include Supervisor Training, Aspiring Leaders, Train the Trainer, 2016 Conference committee, CTDN Marketing Committee

Presentation by Intern on Critical Thinking

Potluck lunch - please contact Maureen Evelyn with what you are planning to bring.

March 17, 2017 | Online Training Tools,
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. DOT Training Center, Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT
Taking a look at some of the best online tools for trainers. With an eye toward what’s free or low cost, we will share some of the best!

June 9, 2016 | CTDN Annual Conference
Legislative Office Building
Stay tuned for more info!

July 28, 2017 | CTDN Planning Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Fort Trumbull, New London, CT
The Planning Meeting is open to all members and offers an opportunity to help shape our vision for the upcoming year. General agenda to include looking at prior year activities, brainstorming for future meeting topics, building our conference committee, discussing program goals, and having fun! Pot luck breakfast and lunch.

CTDN-L: List Serve Now Available for Members!
Tell others of new Ideas. Ask questions to solve your problems. Learn about new materials, methods and practices.

CTDN has created a listserv to help members stay connected and share information. This Listserv will enable participants to provide information and ask questions via email. The user sends a message to one address that is automatically forwarded to everyone on the list. Replies can be sent to an individual or to everyone. All CTDN members have been subscribed automatically. Want to be part of the CTDN-Listserve? Join the network today and you will added to the list, it's that easy.

Benefits of belonging to the CTDN-L include:

  • Reaching all CTDN members by sending one email to
  • Receiving postings from other members directly into your inbox
  • Replying to the whole group by simply replying to the one email
  • Sending a personal reply to only the content sender by easily copying their email address into a new email

For questions and more information or if you do not wish to be on the listserv contact Mary McCarthy at

Professional Development

CTDN's is proud to offer three signature professional development programs to State of Connecticut employees:  Aspiring Leaders, Train the Trainer, and the newest addition, the State Supervisory Training Program.

{Aspiring Leaders Logo} Nuturing Leadership Today and in the Future
Aspiring Leaders is the State of Connecticut's Executive Development Program designed to support our next generation of leaders.
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{Aspiring Leaders Logo} Take Yourself and Your Organization to the Next Level
The State of Connecticut Train the Trainer Certificate Program provides you, our talented workforce the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver effective training that transfers smoothly to the work environment.
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{Supervisory Skills Training} Learning how to Lead as a State Supervisor
This course is a “Supervisory Skills Training” program designed and customized specifically for state employees. The goal of this program is to provide professional development opportunities to aspiring and new supervisors, as well as those looking to refresh their knowledge in this area. Learn More